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Author Xiao, lu, 1962-
Title Dui hua. English
對話. English
Dialogue / Xiao Lu ; translated from the Chinese by Archibald McKenzie.
Imprint Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2010.

Author Xiao, lu, 1962-
Subject Xiao, lu, 1962- -- Fiction.
Installations (Art) -- Fiction.
Alt Name McKenzie, Archibald.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 207 pages) : illustrations
Note In English translated from the Chinese.
Translation of: Dui hua.
Summary "What forces continue to oppress and restrain women artists in contemporary China? Some powerful answers are provided in this fictional memoir of Xiao Lu, who played an important role in the avant-garde cultural scene during the tumultuous early months of 1989. The acclaimed "China/AvantGarde" exhibition organized by Gao Minglu at the National Art Museum in Beijing was shut down after about three hours from its opening Feb. 5 1989, when Xiao Lu shot live bullets into her mock-up of two telephone booths, turning an edgy installation work into an over-the-edge performance piece and an icon of the modern Chinese art movement. Many questions were left unanswered from where she got the gun to what she meant by all this. As it turns out, the man and the woman pictured in these two phone booths were specific people, and she was one of them the daughter of the director of a provincial art academy. Her father helped her get into the Central Academy in Beijing, where she was abused in various ways. In the 1989 exhibition, symbolically, she shot her nemesis, then went outside to a public telephone, called him, and told him what she had done. These events are naturally at the center of her memoir, but in describing the events and their aftermath, she offers remarkably candid views on the difficulties facing women in contemporary art circles and the way cultural power is exercised in China."--Publisher description.
Note Print version record.
Contents Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Chapter 13; Chapter 14; Chapter 15; Chapter 16; Chapter 17; Chapter 18; Postscript
ISBN 9789888053513 (electronic bk.)
9888053515 (electronic bk.)
9789882206816 (electronic bk.)
9882206816 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 768119685
Additional Format Print version: Xiao, lu, 1962- Dui hua. English. Dialogue. Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2010 9789888028122 (OCoLC)681843748

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